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Cookery Nook

Latest on Cookery Nook which closes in just under a week – Thursday or Friday (28th / 29th) according to the current proprietor.

The sign outside the place suggests it has already been sold, by local favourite John Payne Estate Agents.   249 more words

Blackheath

UK footfall down again but which destinations rose?

If you thought I was done with all those Christmas shopping reports, think again. My readers don’t escape that easily. The reason? The latest report from Springboard about shopper footfall during December. 347 more words

Retail

Inconvience opening hours

I visited Madrid in May of 2015 with the Brighton Skate (inline) group. In between the cones and the long night skates I spent some time exploring parts of the city. 389 more words

Observations

Could The 'Living Wage' Be The Living End For Some Small Retailers?

The number of major retailers lining up to announce impending pay increases seems to be growing by the day, seemingly inspired by the Chancellor’s surprising commitment to what he called a National Living Wage. 974 more words

High Streets

UK inflation rate remains negative

Consumer Price Inflation, October 2015: ONS

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) fell by 0.1% in the year to October 2015, the same fall as in the year to September 2015.
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Economy

How to Save our town centres - exploring change and future possibilities

“Coffee is probably the ostensible reason for someone to be seated at a sidewalk café, but it is also an excuse to watch city life go by,… in almost all cases staying times are considerably longer than the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. 610 more words

Cafes

Are Small Retailers Becoming an Endangered Species?

The illegal killing of Cecil the lion has generated many column inches about the protection of endangered species. In an admittedly tangential intellectual leap, I’ve been wondering if we should be adding another dying breed to the danger list – that of the independent retailer. 742 more words

High Streets